Moving from Charlotte, NC, to San Antonio, TX

Out of the Hornet’s Nest into Alamo City 

Moving over 1,230 miles west from Charlotte, North Carolina, to San Antonio, Texas, takes you to a charming city with warm weather, historical landmarks and affordable living.  

Although San Antonio’s population of 1.4 million is almost double Charlotte’s city residents, both have similarly sized metro areas of close to 2.6 million people. 

Leaving “The Hornet’s Nest” for a new life in “Alamo City” means making some changes, but soon, San Antonio will win you over with its friendly community.  

Going where the West is warm

Charlotte and San Antonio are both in subtropical climates, but you’ll want to prepare for warmer temperatures in Texas.  

Summer highs typically reach 94 degrees in San Antonio, with some days topping 100, compared to 90 in Charlotte. Annual rainfall is around 33 inches in San Antonio, 10 inches less than in Charlotte. 

While Charlotte averages 2 inches of snow per year, it’s unlikely you’ll see even a dusting of snow in San Antonio, which averages zero. 

Remember the Alamo and other historic landmarks in San Antonio 

Like Charlotte, San Antonio has a rich history and multiple landmarks, including the Alamo — the site of the famous 18-day battle in the Texas Revolution in 1836.  

There’s also San Fernando Cathedral, among the oldest active cathedrals in the U.S., and many old hotels, including Hotel Gill, the Menger Hotel and St. Anthony. 

Or visit Government Canyon to view dinosaur tracks over 110 million years old. If you prefer experiencing culture and learning history indoors (especially during the hot summers) check out one of the city’s numerous museums like the San Antonio Museum of Art or the Witte Museum. 

Making a life in Texas 

Life in San Antonio is typically less expensive than in Charlotte. The unemployment rate is lower than national averages, with bioscience, manufacturing and renewable energy jobs in high demand. There are also education, government and hospitality jobs in or near the city. 

The area has nearly 230 public and private schools for grades K-12 and 31 higher educational facilities.  

The diverse community is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. 

U-Pack is an excellent option for out-of-state moves

Looking for an easy way to move long distance? U-Pack® can help! With service centers near Charlotte and San Antonio, we offer exceptional service and affordable self-moving options to ensure your belongings are safely transported. For more info, call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 or request a free quote online!